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Brush fire in Warren County takes nearly three hours to extinguish

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A brush fire in Mansfield Township kept firefighters busy Tuesday afternoon.

The brush fire was reported at 3:42 p.m. in the Diamond Hill Development, according to the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found a rapidly moving brush fire. Additional manpower arrived and crews worked to contain the fire, authorities said.

Due to the fire burning in heavy downed trees, fire crews worked for almost 3 hours to extinguish any hot spots, authrotreis said.

“In New Jersey Wildland Fire season runs from March 15-May 15th. Please be careful with any outside fires and always obtain a permit from the Forest Fire Service,” the fire company said.

The Mansfield Fire Companies were assisted by the Independence First Aid Squad, Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1, Mansfield Township Police Department, and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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